Joined on 03/04/09
Nice Card, OC'd well
Pros: Easy install if u have a open case , Runs cool and quiet for a Beast; But I have1 190 side fan, 4 120 case fans running and a tri- fan cpu cooler also; so anything is quiet under that lol. Easy software installs for the average user to twink out some small OC's.
Cons: I would like to see EVGA use duel fans at a lower speed to equlize cooing. But unless you push it as I do you will hardly ever see temps over 40c in a open case and most of the time 40-60% fan speeds. SLI'd it with another 570 and it ran somwhat hot with duel monitors but that might of been the tight fit of the cards on my 890fxa-ud5 Gigabit MoBo's fault. With it OC'd as I do it runs 70 ish at max fan even with a extra 190 in the side feeding the breeze.
Overall Review: Don't waste money on a factory OC'd card they can all be OC'd. Precision tune and Scanner from EVGA will tune up any card you buy and is very user friendly even for a novice builder. Mine I have running @ 836 core and 2000 memory speeds , but this seems to be the limit without water cooling , I have 2 other 570's in a water cooled build pushing 850 core and 2276 memory speeds. I don't usualy write reviews; but this card was worth my time, Nice work EVGA thanks! Note to Novice builders "Don't OC things straight out of the box give them atleast a few weeks to run in and settle into the build then start pulling their strings. Most weak components will show up soon under standard loads." Good luck!
Too short life.
Pros: This cooler looks wonderful and for a couple months kept the 4790k clocked @ 4.8g I installed it on very cool never reaching 70c under extreme loads. Install is simple enough for most any level builder and comes with decent and quiet cooling fans. Well constructed. Fluid tube is a quick check for pump failure, since the pump is very quiet.
Cons: As many others in their reviews have stated this unit may fail within a few months or may last. Gambling is a costly business. Well I have a failed one and a very upset customer wanting to return the complete build. I had to buy a local cooler at much higher price just to hold my buyer in check. I wouldn't recommend this in any build for the reason of it's common high failure rate pump. It is sad too because it is a solid unit that looks amazing in a red black build with the fluid tube motion and a little accent led behind the tube, it's bubbles in motion lol.
Overall Review: If you are lucky and get a good one this is a easy to install cooler in any case that supports 2 top 120's. If you are a novice builder and can take the gamble on getting a good unit then it is a great looking cooler that works well. If you can't take the risk of loosing a $1500 gaming rig sale then I suggest a different unit maybe a 105 series that is somewhat bullet proof; but cools slightly less and has very loud fans.